Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U02-01-03
Emergency Equipment
Issue Date:01 May 1997Effective Date:27 May 1997
Rescinds:G97-02-03
Index Category:Department Vehicles
I.Purpose
This directive outlines procedures for the use and care of Department vehicle emergency equipment.
II.Emergency Equipment
Department vehicles may carry a variety of emergency equipment. The Department Vehicle Emergency Equipment Chart, found at the end of this directive, specifies emergency equipment requirements by vehicle type.
  • A.Maintenance
    • 1.District/unit commanding officers will:
      • a.designate one unit member, per watch, as the "emergency equipment custodian."
      • b.review and approve the Vehicle Equipment Issued Log at the end of each month.
      • c.submit a To-From-Subject report to the Chief Storekeeper, Equipment and Supply Section, explaining any loss or damage to equipment.
      • d.institute appropriate disciplinary action when equipment loss or damage is the result of user negligence or abuse.
    • 2.Vehicle operators will:
      • a.ensure that all required equipment is in the vehicle at the start of their tour of duty.
      • b.replace damaged/used items before being relieved.
      • c.clean reusable equipment that was used.
      • d.transfer all equipment to a replacement vehicle when required, or return all equipment to the unit desk or other designated area when a vehicle is taken out-of-service and no replacement vehicle is available.
    • 3.Operators of vehicles that are equipped with fire extinguishers will:
      • a.ensure that the fire extinguisher is properly secured in the storage bracket when not in use.
      • b.replace the canister when its contents have been expended and/or the red plastic indicator is missing from the trigger position, or when the gauge, if so equipped, indicates "BAD."
    • 4.Designated custodians of emergency equipment will:
      • a.store equipment in the storage cabinet that is provided for this purpose.
      • b.issue equipment to vehicle operators as required.
      • c.keep current the Vehicle Equipment Issued Log as items are issued.
  • B.Replacement of Emergency Equipment
    • 1.Emergency equipment may be obtained from the Equipment and Supply Section by completing a Material Requisition form (CPD-34.622).
    • 2.At the end of each month, the original Vehicle Equipment Issued Log and Material Requisition form will be forwarded to the Equipment and Supply Section. The duplicate(s) will be retained by the originating unit for six periods, then destroyed.
    • 3.The unit commanding officer's report will accompany the Material Requisition form when requesting replacement(s) for lost or damaged equipment.
    • 4.Requests for fire extinguisher and/or canister replacement will be made by completing a To-From-Subject report through a members commanding officer to the Commanding Officer, Equipment and Supply Section. This report will include the reason for replacement and will accompany a Material Requisition form.
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REQUIRED EQUIPMENT       
AXE, FIRE1      
BLANKET, WOOL1      
BOLT CUTTER1      
CROW BAR OR PINCH BAR1      
DEODORIZER SPRAY (FOR DECEASED)1      
DEODORIZER SWEEPING COMPOUND, 1 BAG1      
EXTINGUISHER, FIRE1    1 
FLARES, RED333 24  
GLOVES, GAUNTLET (PAIR)2      
HAMMER, SLEDGE (10 LB.)1      
HANDCUFFS3      
MEGAPHONE 1     
POLICE LINE TAPE 11    
POUCH, DISASTER, ZIPPERED (BODY BAG)3      
RESTRAINER STRAP, STRETCHER1      
ROPE, 3/4 INCH - 25 FT. LONG, HOOK, & EYE1      
ROPE, INCH - 100 FT. LONG 11    
ROPE, INCH - 75 FT. LONG 11    
SHEET, PLASTIC (SHROUD)3  22 2
STRETCHER, METAL FRAME1      
STRETCHER, POLE TYPE (BROWN - LIVE) WITH POLES1    1 
STRETCHER, POLE TYPE (GREEN - DEAD) WITH POLES1    1 
Matt L. Rodriguez
Superintendent of Police
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